Daily Archives: July 15, 2012

Smart, IdeaSpace support ON3 finals for the next Philippine tech stars

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and First Pacific incubator IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc. joined the technology startup community in supporting the final rounds of the ON3 2012 competition, the business plan pitching Olympics for emerging tech companies in the Philippines. ON3 is organized by the Science and Technology Advisory Council, Silicon Valley (STAC-SV).

Six startups from all over the country won the grand prize of a three (3) month Silicon Valley Immersion package sponsored by Plug and Play (PnP) Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California. These companies are:, Group Jump, miimove, Payroll Hero, SpellDial, and X2Wave. The event was held during the National Science and Technology Week organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) at SMX, Mall of Asia.
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PLDT, Smart help storm-ravaged school rise again

Smart employees varnish the tables for Balulang National High School’s computer laboratory in time for the turnover of the brand-new personal computers from PLDT-Smart Foundation.

Telco giants PLDT and Smart Communications are coordinating efforts to help rehabilitate a school in Cagayan de Oro damaged by Tropical Storm Sendong last year.

Balulang National High School was severely affected by Sendong, losing its entire computer laboratory, including some 20 personal computers.
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New EMC NetWorker 8.0 Accelerates Backup Transformation

EMC Corporation recently announced a significant new release of EMC NetWorker Unified Backup and Recovery Software.   NetWorker 8.0 advances the EMC vision for backup and recovery to support the data protection needs of IT environments today and in the future. As enterprises transform their IT infrastructures to move to cloud computing models and deliver IT-as-a-Service, backup transformation is an essential foundational element.  NetWorker has been equipped with a wide array of new features and capabilities that align to the requirements of these transformational IT initiatives.

With over 23,000 customers globally, EMC NetWorker has been a field-proven mainstay of the enterprise backup and recovery landscape for over twenty years. Today, NetWorker has been enhanced with a streamlined architecture for dramatically improved performance and scalability.  It also delivers the industry’s deepest integration with EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems and broadened support for Microsoft applications, as well as new multi-tenancy management which enables cloud service delivery.

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Latest BlackBerry Curve Smartphones Now Available in Teal Blue in the Philippines

Research In Motion (RIM) and Globe Telecom recently announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9220 and the BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphones in Teal Blue, giving Globe BlackBerry subscribers more color options when purchasing two of the popular BlackBerry Curve smartphones.

Launched in May, the Curve 9220 and Curve 9320 models are the latest and most affordable BlackBerry 7 smartphones in the market today. The devices have quickly gained popularity among customers who desire a sleek and stylish smartphone with industry-leading messaging and social-centric features for them to share life as it happens.
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Kickstart supports ON3 in giving local technopreneurs a chance to go global

Pioneering incubator Kickstart Ventures, Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, further expands its support to technopreneurship in the country by being part of ON3, a pitching contest that gives local startups an opportunity to go global by competing for attention of venture capitalists in Silicon Valley and the rest of the world.

Through ON3, the Science and Technology Advisory Council – Silicon Valley (STAC-SV) which organizes the event is able to discover what is brewing across the country in certain areas of technology and employ best practices to help accelerate the development of businesses that have an opportunity to secure a spot in the global markets.
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